Media Personality, MC & Keynote Speaker
Davina Smith is a familiar face on Australian television. A talented journalist, she presents the news on Nine’s Today Extra, National Morning News and Sydney Afternoon News.
Davina is also a popular MC and keynote speaker who draws on her extensive media career to entertain her audiences with behind the scenes stories. A passionate advocate for mental illness, she is also able to speak about her personal experience with post natal depression after giving birth to her daughter Rose.
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Davina commenced her career in Nine’s Sydney newsroom in 2009 as a producer, before hitting the road to report and present for the network’s daytime and flagship 6pm Bulletin. During an impressive career, she has covered crime scenes, cyclones, natural disasters, political leadership spills, and VIP tours – including the 2011 Queensland Floods, President Barack Obama’s Australian visit, and royal tours by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Davina spent two years reporting and presenting in the network’s Brisbane newsroom, before returning to Sydney in 2014 as the Nine’s daytime news presenter. She has anchored many hours of live national rolling coverage – including six hours live on air, during the horrific Lindt Café Siege.
She grew up on a cattle property on the outskirts of Toowoomba in Queensland. Most of Davina’s family still call Toowoomba home. She attended St Ursula’s College before studying journalism at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2002 Davina undertook a week of work experience in Brisbane’s Nine Newsroom and was hooked – determined to land a job with the Network one day. She started her career with WIN News – reporting in Rockhampton, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast, and presenting the news and weather across all of the network’s Queensland newsrooms.
Davina is married to Mark – a Blackhawk aircrewman in the Australian Army. In 2016 they welcomed a baby daughter Rose. Davina is a passionate advocate for mental illness.